10 things to do in Jodhpur

By 11:08 Sunday 26 June 2016 , , ,

Hello, everyone! I am giving away all my secrets from a recent, super chill weekend trip to Jodhpur. I am leaving out the already popular sight seeing spots that every other travel portal will have listed. These recommendations are based on personal experience and therefore, are a little more specific. So, here are the 10 things I did in Jodhpur and you should too:

#1. Hang around the Clock Tower

It is the only still thing in the middle of the busy main market.

#2. Shop for local knick-knacks and bandhini

Don't expect to find an extra ordinary market, but there's plenty of local trinkets you can buy. There are quite a few saree shops you can buy tie and dye sarees.

#3. Slip into a brief coma with Makhaniya Lassi

I am not sure if this is a recommendation or a warning. The quantity of butter in that lassi is unreal. The most famous shop is bang opposite the Clock Tower. 

#4. Spot super old houses and havelis

Dare to venture into the narrow lanes around the clock tower, you won't regret it.

#5. Take in Jodhpur’s aerial view at Mehrangarh Fort

You might be greeted by a talented duo of folk singers on your way out and they'd ABSOLUTELY  love if you stop for a picture with them!

#6. Try EVERYTHING you can at Janta Sweet House

One of the oldest sweet shops in Jodhpur, trust Janta Sweet House for lip smacking samosas and Kachoris, dhokla, khandvi, and sweets.

#7. Marvel at the magnificence of Umaid Bhawan Palace

My only tip here is take a guide with you. The museum tour is nothing without the stories.

#8. Buy leather juttis at Mehrangarh Fort

I stopped for them on my way out of the Mehrangarh Fort and these are hands down the prettiest and the comfiest juttis I have come across. Even though the prices are fixed, a pair shouldn't cost you more than 400-500 bucks.

#9. Rooftop dinner at Pal Haveli

Pal Haveli will give you a great view of the lit up Mehrangarh Fort and a super-romantic candle lit setting, in addition to great food. 

#10. Dig into The Recipe’s Fried Coconut Icecream

The Recipe is voted one of the most preferred restaurants in Jodhpur by the locals. While I enjoyed the pizza and the North Indian food, it is the coconut icecream I'd go back for.

Been to Jodhpur? Would love to know your recommendations for my next visit to the colourful city. Leave it all in the comments below.

Also, if you’re looking for a budget stay option in Jodhpur, Devi Bhawan is a lovely property with tariff starting at 3000 bucks a night. Find details here.

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